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A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters


Information pertaining to the land acquired by NALCO was sought - Respondent: The land oustees were not eligible to get employment as they did not come under the category of substantially affected persons - CIC accepted the apology & condoned the lapse     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to appellant’s complaints for the registration of FIR against an unknown culprit for illegal encroachment was denied - CIC: The enquiry has been completed; Provide a copy of the enquiry report along with all annexures and enclosures     Right to Information Act 2005    Although the CIC had accepted that there was a delay in providing the necessary information to the petitioner, it had not imposed the penalty as required u/s 20(1) of the RTI Act, 2005 - HC: It is well settled that imposing of the penalty is discretionary     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The details of the meetings / annual reports of Indian Gulf Association & other State Associations are not exempt u/s 8 (1) (d) & (f); Disclosure of the names of the Southern Zonal Committee members having voting rights may danger to their security     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The RTI application & the first appeal were addressed to ‘NCTE, New Delhi’ which is not the complete address of the respondent authority; Hence, there is a doubt whether they were actually received - CIC: Provide an appropriate reply as per the Act     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: There was a slight difference in the spelling of college name (the alphabet ‘h’ was missing in the records of AICTE) - CIC: PIO could mention in the reply that the college approved with the AICTE was ‘Vaageswari College’ & not ‘Vaageshwari College’     Right to Information Act 2005    Vijai Sharma and K V Chowdary appointed as CIC and CVC respectively     Right to Information Act 2005    Is the Mysore Police Commissioner’s office coming up without plan approval?     Right to Information Act 2005    No action taken against the illegal massage parlours or spas in Goa     Right to Information Act 2005    Are there norms about the fee a school should charge and the facilities it offers?     Right to Information Act 2005    There is only 1 primary health centre per 28 villages of UP     Right to Information Act 2005    Services of all OSDs / Consultants terminated by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai     Right to Information Act 2005    Should “corruption” be factored into studies on the ‘ease of doing business’?     Right to Information Act 2005    Indian Bank Association is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Is Electoral Bond a retrograde step for transparency in political funding?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

November 7, 2017
The complainant sought to know action taken by the CBSE on the application for amendment in the date of birth of her daughter - CIC: As the date of birth of the complainant’s daughter has been corrected by the Board, no further action is called for ...more>>
November 5, 2017
CIC: BSNL to give correct rule position in the matter which was prevalent at the time of treatment of the appellant’s wife - CIC: The CMD, BSNL advised to look into the entire matter related to medical treatment/reimbursement of the BSNL employees...more>>



November 3, 2017
CIC: The University was established by the Karnataka State Legislature under The Karnataka State Open University Act, 1992 for the introduction and promotion of Open University at ‘State Level’ the CIC has no territorial jurisdiction...more>>
November 1, 2017
CIC: Even if the answer script in question had not been destroyed by NIOS, it could not have been provided to the appellant as the answer script sought by the appellant was personal information of third party which was exempt from disclosure u/s 8(1)(j)...more>>



October 31, 2017
Appellant’s RTI application was dated 20.7.2016 & response was given by the PIO on 26.9.2016 - CIC advised the PIO to give an interim response to the applicant in case the information is not readily available or awaited from any authority concerned ...more>>
October 30, 2017
Respondent referred to the heavy load of work due to additional charge & that the Complainant had opportunity to file the first appeal - Complainant did not file the first appeal or attend the hearing – CIC issued Show cause notice to PIO for penalty...more>>



Articles

Should “corruption” be factored into studies on the ‘ease of doing business’?
December 10, 2017
Action taken by the anti-graft agencies to prosecute the corrupt would give a better indication   more>>
Indian Bank Association is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005
December 2, 2017
Majority of Managing Committee members of IBA are MDs of PSBs   more>>
Is Electoral Bond a retrograde step for transparency in political funding?
November 27, 2017
Despite CIC order, the six national level political parties are yet to reply to RTI Applications   more>>

Comments

The Disciplinary authorities should make suitable entry in the service records of the officials
November 13, 2017
Fixing accountability against the concerned entities is necessary to create a deterrent effect   more>>
Dissenting view about disclosure of the service book under the RTI Act
November 1, 2017
Service record is a public document and should be open to everyone   more>>
BBMP is spending the public funds on unnecessary activities at the lake
October 22, 2017
A citizen's group has been working for a lake rejuvenation for past 3 years   more>>